# counting squares methods

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- Created on: 15-10-20 17:11

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- counting the squares method
- finds the area under the graph
- 1. if an object has an increasing or decreasing acceleration (or deceleration), the graph is curved. you can estimate the distance travelled from the area under the graph by counting squares.
- 2. first you need to find out how much distance one square of the graph paper represents. to do this, multiply the width of square (in seconds) by the height of one square (in m/s).
- 3. then you just multiply this by the number of squares under the graph. if there are squares that are partly under the graph, you can add them together to make whole squares. see below:

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